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Old 21-08-2007, 01:34 PM
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i have just recently upgraded my disks,pads and changed the fluid to dot 5.1 on my orion. I now discover that if i push the brake pedal slowly it will go all the way to the floor and them bit allitle bit but then if i bake sharp it works fine??? could it just be air in the system or could it be my sevo?
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Old 21-08-2007, 01:36 PM
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AND THE CAR IS A ??????????????????
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Old 21-08-2007, 04:22 PM
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I think it is an ORION, as it says so, your as bad as me!!
Sounds like the m'cyl seals may be weak.
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Old 21-08-2007, 04:24 PM
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1989 1.6i ORION
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Old 21-08-2007, 05:29 PM
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give your brakes 500 miles to bed in
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I wud say there is air in the system if u pump the brake pedal a few times does the pedal go hard. Then push the pedal again n if it goes 2 the floor i wud of said it has air in the system.
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Old 22-08-2007, 11:19 AM
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yer thats pretty much exactly what it dose,it dose it most when say im comming upto a junction or summin and i press it lightly it will just sink to the floor so i will have to take my foot off it and press it hard n then it will work. i gunna bleed them again tonight,do you know if there are any other bleed nipples other than the ones on the calipers?
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Old 22-08-2007, 07:28 PM
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will be air in the system mate, make sure you hold the pedal down then do the bleed nipple up , id give it a few goes with a bleeder, hth, cheers mark.
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